Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable

TLTR Notes for 10/05/07

In attendance: Kristi Tornquist, Doug Polley,  John Eggers, Rich Josephson, Vicki Williams, Kristin Lyman, Mario Felix, J.C. Turner, Mark Kotcho, Casey Wagner, Andy Anda, Marcus Pohl, Phil Thorson, Sara Grachek, Brad Grabham, Kelly Larson

Kristi briefly reviewed the e-mail sent to the campus (SCSU Announce) regarding requests that were submitted to the Office of the Chancellor. 

The time line for Microsoft Vista implementation was reviewed.  Mainstream deployment is currently targeted for May 19, 2008.  Kiosks with handouts will be placed in Miller Center and Centennial Hall.  The May date is the earliest feasible time for full deployment.  The time line will be updated and forwarded to the TPR and to the Academic Affairs Council for comments.

The new HuskyNet website seems to be getting good reviews.

The Exchange 2007 update to the e-mail server is currently in pilot testing.  Impact on Outlook e-mail users should be minimal.  Tentative launch date is winter break.

The new SCSU bulletin board is now operational (launch date 9/13/07). 

Kristi reviewed the plans for updating the SCSU Technology Master Plan.  We have gotten kudos from MnSCU for our 2003-2008 plan.  The 2003-2008 plan may be accessed at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/tltr/default.asp

The main discussion centered on how to establish the new plan.   Available alternatives include starting over to create an entirely new plan or modifying the current plan where necessary or some combination of these.   No matter what route we pick we need to evaluate our progress on the current plan.

One idea is to do a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats) analysis from scratch and then evaluate the existing plan.  Some of this evaluation will be straightforward but other more qualitative areas will be more complicated.  One question is how to best involve units across campus in the review and planning.

Next meetings:  October 19th and November 2nd both at 1:00 pm in the Miller Center

Notes taken by Doug Polley